During my wonderful vacation last week at the homestay called Nature Nirvana in the midst of a coffee plantation about 35Kms north of Chikmaglur I did a couple of runs of 5K and 7.5K within the property. The runs were fantastic - greenery all round, chirping birds , hardly a sign of another human being and a daschund called Mala for company . At the same time they were tough due to steep gradients and also very uneven terrain with lots of stones. In such terrain there is high risk of either twisting your leg or tripping - the soft surface ofcourse is kinder on the legs. My average run speed was 6 minutes 45 seconds per Km and even at that speed I was pretty tired at the end of the run. However, the runs were immensely enjoyable!